The beaver's return to our wild landscapes
by Jim Crumley
Hundreds of years after their extinction in these isles, beavers are back. These skilled engineers of the natural world have been introduced at several sites across the UK, with new trials planned. Even as they become established, they are having a dramatic effect on our wild landscapes. Here, leading nature writer Jim Crumley reveals the lifestyle of these intriguing creatures and considers the ecological and economic impact of the beaver reintroductions. Employing his trademark beautiful prose and empathy for life in the wild, Crumley considers the future for Britain’s beavers and makes the case for giving them their freedom despite their controversial status.
Prizes and awards
The Eagle's Way was shortlisted for a Saltire Society Literary Award 2014
REVIEWS OF Nature’s Architect
'Crumley conveys the feelings involved... the excitement, the joy, the wonder of the natural world at its wildest with honesty and passion.' - Susan Mansfield, Scottish Review of Books. Read more